What does dropping mean?

Definitions for dropping
ˈdrɒp ɪŋdrop·ping

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dropping, fallingadjective

    coming down freely under the influence of gravity

    "the eerie whistle of dropping bombs"; "falling rain"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Droppingnoun

    Etymology: from drop.

    Thrifty wench scrapes kitchen-stuff,
    And barreling the droppings and the snuff
    Of wasting candles. John Donne.

    Strain out the last dull droppings of your sense,
    And rhyme with all the rage of impotence. Alexander Pope, Criticism.


  1. dropping

    Dropping generally refers to the act of letting something fall or deliberately releasing it from one's hold. This term can be used in various contexts such as physically letting go of an object, discontinuing a course or subject, or releasing a new product or album, among other things. The specific meaning typically depends on the context in which the term is being used.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dropping

    of Drop

  2. Droppingnoun

    the action of causing to drop or of letting drop; falling

  3. Droppingnoun

    that which falls in drops; the excrement or dung of animals

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. dropping

    An old mode of salute by lowering flags or uppermost sails.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dropping in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dropping in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of dropping in a Sentence

  1. Hiroki Narumi:

    High schools were particularly hard hit, with national competition entries dropping below 1,000 schools.

  2. Stavros Angelatos:

    It will definitely be harder to pick up work with the oil price dropping.

  3. Brad McMillan:

    We don't need them to get better -- although they are. We just need them to stop dropping.

  4. Alvin Davis:

    The standards kept dropping and dropping to bring people in, and then they start throwing money out to lure people in and this is what you got.

  5. Hiroki Narumi:

    The rugby population sank like a stone after Japan's 145-17 loss to New Zealand at the 1995 World Cup, high schools were particularly hard hit, with national competition entries dropping below 1,000 schools.

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    an unpleasant or disastrous destiny
    A fudge
    B refine
    C doom
    D jeopardize

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